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Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and DC for the year ended October 2021

December 01, 2021

For the year ended in October 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and the District of Columbia and was essentially unchanged in 2 states.

Change in nonfarm employment by state, October 2020 to October 2021
State Net change in employment Percent change in employment Total employment, October 2021

Hawaii

54,600 10.5% 576,900

Nevada

96,600 7.6% 1,363,800

Massachusetts

197,200 5.9% 3,542,800

Washington

182,000 5.6% 3,442,200

Texas

661,300 5.4% 12,909,900

Utah

81,200 5.3% 1,627,800

California

811,200 5.1% 16,774,600

Florida

428,600 5.1% 8,902,400

Arizona

136,500 4.8% 2,987,000

Georgia

196,900 4.5% 4,605,600

New Jersey

162,800 4.2% 4,025,300

Colorado

104,600 3.9% 2,756,300

Maryland

101,400 3.9% 2,687,900

New Mexico

29,600 3.8% 817,100

Rhode Island

17,300 3.7% 479,200

Oregon

65,900 3.6% 1,886,200

Illinois

190,300 3.4% 5,856,100

North Carolina

151,400 3.4% 4,554,300

Puerto Rico

28,300 3.4% 866,700

New Hampshire

21,300 3.3% 664,000

New York

280,300 3.2% 9,030,000

Michigan

129,500 3.2% 4,223,900

Minnesota

90,500 3.2% 2,875,800

South Carolina

65,500 3.1% 2,157,500

District of Columbia

23,100 3.1% 759,500

Alabama

60,300 3.0% 2,060,300

Nebraska

30,300 3.0% 1,024,100

Vermont

8,700 3.0% 295,400

Tennessee

80,700 2.7% 3,099,200

West Virginia

18,300 2.7% 691,300

Missouri

72,300 2.6% 2,851,500

Idaho

20,000 2.6% 785,700

Oklahoma

39,600 2.5% 1,652,100

Connecticut

39,100 2.5% 1,616,800

Arkansas

31,400 2.5% 1,276,800

Pennsylvania

134,700 2.4% 5,760,800

Mississippi

26,900 2.4% 1,146,900

North Dakota

9,600 2.4% 417,600

Kansas

30,900 2.3% 1,388,700

Indiana

65,500 2.2% 3,079,200

Maine

12,700 2.1% 613,600

South Dakota

9,200 2.1% 439,500

Ohio

104,000 2.0% 5,381,300

Virginia

79,500 2.0% 3,957,700

Wisconsin

55,500 2.0% 2,876,800

Louisiana

35,900 2.0% 1,854,500

Alaska

5,900 1.9% 310,300

Iowa

27,200 1.8% 1,539,900

Delaware

7,900 1.8% 452,300

Montana

7,600 1.6% 482,000

Kentucky

28,300 1.5% 1,885,000

Wyoming

2,600 1.0% 275,100

The largest job increases occurred in California (+811,200), Texas (+661,300), and Florida (+428,600). An additional 7 states had employment increases of 150,000 or more for the year ended in October 2021.

The largest percentage increases in employment occurred in Hawaii (+10.5 percent), Nevada (+7.6 percent), and Massachusetts (+5.9 percent). An additional 5 states had percentage increases of over 5.0 percent in October 2021.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — October 2021." For more charts and maps related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 48 states and DC for the year ended October 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/nonfarm-payroll-employment-increased-in-48-states-and-dc-for-the-year-ended-october-2021.htm (visited November 27, 2022).